Saturday, August 29, 2015
Day 8.151 We are Watching
and WOW us in ways we can never predict.
The 'it' in reference here is a college football team. We are in game week after what seems like an eternity of other, lesser sports. And questions abound.
Who are we?
How are we?
These are trying, but fun times. Speculation and prognostication run amok down the artificial turf like rookies in Pamplona. These are kids and as talented and special as they are, they make mistakes. Often at the most crucial times. All part of the manic depressive life of a college football fan who lives and dies with his or her team.
Our coach has said that these kids, on their way to adulthood, represent the dumbest demographic. Although I agree, I think he said that with the same amount of affection that any parent might say of their teenagers.
There is hot debate right now over our QB controversy. Will we start a true freshman, throw him to the Pac12 defensive wolves, or play a junior who has been in the program for three years and looks like a linebacker?
The debate is also about winning. Of course. Win now or stockpile talent, culture and strength for the future? My spin is this: Do what you must to win today. Wins today, this season, prepare for future Vs.
The last time I checked there were over 200 comments posted about this.
My take is that the person who is ultimately responsible, to his team, his school and the fans (the media can take a hike) is the head coach, the CEO of this organization.
There is a reason why this coach is the highest paid employee in the state.
He makes those decisions.
We are watching.